There was a time when garden sheds were made to last. Now you find they are made for a price, not for a purpose. There was also a time when the contents of a garden shed were limited to a few basic garden tools; today the value can easily total thousands of pounds.
In 2011 Brodco’s founder Nigel Broderick purchased a wooden garden shed for just under £1,000. He was assured it would not rot within 20 years and because the timber was treated he was assured it would not ‘breathe’ with the changing weather.
Unfortunately every time the weather changed the wood ‘breathed’, resulting in the hasp on the door having to be moved to allow the door to lock.
Within six months the shed was silently broken into and property, including his bicycle, was stolen.
Nigel Is a previous winner of the BT Innovations Award, and used his creative mind to design a garden shed to meet the demands of the 21st Century.
In 2013 a DaylightSECURE was the first storage shed in the twenty-five-year history of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Secured by Design initiative to achieve their standard.
The walls, floor, door, hinges, lock and roof were each subjected to sustained physical attacks conducted by BRE (British Research Establishment) an independent testing and certification company. Each component had to withstand specified attacks defined in a set protocol for the building to achieve the required standard.
Since then the product has benefited from further improvements for additional security.
ERA triple rated lock cylinders are now specified as standard and a Kevlar composite Daylight roof is offered as an option on the Max Strongroom to provide ultimate security for high value items.